Laura Slatkin Unveils the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection

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New Collection of Eau de Parfum and Body Cream Marks NEST Fragrances' Continued Expansion into a Luxury Lifestyle Brand

NEST Fine Fragrances Collection

While Mrs. Delany's work was highly regarded for its technique, what moved me was the remarkable beauty of her botanicals. They are beautiful works of art and they were the inspiration for me to create this collection.

NEST Fragrances, a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury fragrances and products for bath, body and home, today announced the debut of the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection. Inspired by the botanical artworks of 18th Century artist Mrs. Delany, the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection features three floral fragrances in Eau de Parfum Spray and Roller Balls and Body Cream. Amazon Lily, Midnight Fleur and Passiflora arrive this month exclusively at select Neiman Marcus stores nationwide and Bergdorf Goodman.

“While Mrs. Delany’s work was highly regarded for its exacting and meticulous technique, what really moved me was the remarkable beauty of her botanicals,” said Laura Slatkin, Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances. “There is an elusive, sensual quality to them that resonated with me. Her botanicals are beautiful works of art and they were the inspiration for me to create the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection.”

The Collection launches in three distinctive floral fragrances housed in striking and luxurious packaging, including Amazon Lily, an invigorating fragrance composed of Amazon lilies, tangerine, lime, driftwood and white musk; Midnight Fleur, a sensual fragrance composed of exotic woods, patchouli, black amber and night-blooming jasmine; and Passiflora, a modern floral fragrance composed of passion flower, water hyacinth, lily of the valley and an overdose of lush green notes.

In her early 70s, Mrs. Delany began creating botanically correct cutout paper artworks (decoupage), referring to them as her “Paper Mosaicks.” By taking minute particles of colored tissue paper to represent the petals, stamens, calyx, leaves, veins, stalk and other parts of a plant, and, using lighter and darker paper to form the shading, she adhered them to a black background, creating more than 1,000 exceptionally detailed and dramatic artworks that mirror the exact likeness of plants and flowers.

Slatkin began the process of developing the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection by selecting botanicals that would beget unique and complex fragrances. With Mrs. Delany’s work serving as her guide and inspiration, Slatkin explored many flowers and botanicals over a one-year period to identify concepts that could be translated into artwork that would communicate and complement each fragrance. Working with Russian-born artist Alexander “Sasha” Solodukho, Slatkin then began to bring her ideas and concepts to life. Under Slatkin’s direction, Sasha sketched the concepts first in watercolor, tweaking them many times over until they were perfect, before painting the final versions. “It was very important to me that the botanicals were perfectly beautiful…the way I had envisioned them on my dressing table. I had to bring that vision to fruition!,” said Slatkin.

To create the equally artistic and complex fragrances, Slatkin turned to internationally acclaimed master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, President of DreamAir LLC, for two of the fragrances, Amazon Lily and Passiflora, and Robertet’s talented master perfumer Jerome Epinette for the third, Midnight Fleur. Slatkin, Laudamiel and Epinette worked closely together for months to translate the botanicals into exquisite fine fragrances befitting of the intoxicating and meticulous artwork.

Each fragrance is available in a specially designed 3.4 Fl. Oz. (100mL) black soft-touched Eau de Parfum Spray flacon for $115, a 0.28 Fl. Oz. (8.5mL) Eau de Parfum Roller Ball for $30, and lush and silky Body Cream, which comes in a 6.7 Fl. Oz. (200mL) luxe jar container. The indulgent new NEST Fine Fragrances Collection is available for purchase now exclusively at select Neiman Marcus stores and NeimanMarcus.com and Bergdorf Goodman.

EDITORS: To inquire about obtaining product samples and high-resolution images, please contact Tim Rossi (contact information above).

About NEST Fragrances
NEST Fragrances (NEST) is a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury fragrances and products for bath, body and home. Founded by Laura Slatkin, who has a long-standing reputation as a leader in the luxury fragrances industry, NEST is well-known for its luxurious scented candles, diffusers, room sprays, soaps and lotions, and other essentials for body, rooms and environments. NEST’s private label client list currently includes more than 75 prestige companies in the fashion, beauty, retail and home fragrance industries, all of whom turned to NEST to develop their own exclusive lines of home fragrance and personal care products. In 2008, Slatkin launched her own home fragrance collection, NEST Fragrances, which won the 2009 FiFi Award for Interior Scent Collection of the Year. NEST draws on decades of experience in the fragrance industry with a special expertise in designing, developing, producing, distributing and marketing home and fine fragrance collections that capture a brand’s unique image and style. For more information, visit http://www.nestfragrances.com. NEST can also be found on facebook and Twitter.

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